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Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Macropus giganteus

Description:

Very large male. Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus giganteus, is a marsupial mammal that belongs to a small group called macropods. They have hind legs that are larger than their forelimbs. Their hind feet are also large and powerful. Their long muscular tail is used for balance when hopping and as a fifth limb when movements are slow. The fur is a light grey woolly colour except the face which is darker. A dark tip of fur is also found on the tail. Males: body length to 1.3m, tail to 1m; females: body length to 1m, tail to 0.84m

Habitat:

They are found in habitats ranging from semi-arid mallee scrub through to woodlands, some farmland areas with remnant vegetation and forest. They tend to favour denser scrubs and forests.

Notes:

Breeding: Breeding occurs throughout the year, with peak in summer. Gestation takes about 36 days. Newborn young climbs into the pouch, attaching itself to one of t he four teats. The joey leaves the pouch at about 11 months of age. The joey suckles from the mother until about 18 months old, and by then another young may be in the pouch.

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23 Comments

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

Damn, he's a brute!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Thanks Mona

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago

Very cool.. :)

It would be nice to see him in tuxedo :D

injica
injica 11 years ago

this guy is super full of muscles, it looks like schwarzenegger from kangaroo world ;D rambo kangaroo

Looks like he's just been to Mona's boxing camp :)

Very masculine and good looking kangaroo! :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 11 years ago

Thanks EnvUnlimited

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 11 years ago

Ready for a boxing match or a little mixed martial arts? LOL (The ultimate Fighting machine.)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 11 years ago

Thanks teddyfoxcoon

teddyfoxcoon
teddyfoxcoon 11 years ago

Do you even flex!? This is a nice photo!

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 11 years ago

wow....

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 11 years ago

wouw...cool....

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 12 years ago

Another favourite

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Fabulous,

He must work out a lot. Very beautiful shot btw.

I would go around this guy!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 12 years ago

Wow, what a stud! lol!

KarenL
KarenL 12 years ago

Amazing - such a human looking stance!

bayucca
bayucca 12 years ago

Which one? Arnie? Amazing male!! I am wondering what he is listening to in the background...

MihaiER
MihaiER 12 years ago

This one is on steroids!

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 12 years ago

please google. Arnold Schwarzenegger. :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

It would be so nice if you could add information about the species

MacChristiansen
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MacChristiansen

Lorn, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 26, 2012
Submitted on Jan 26, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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